Tags: September 11 2001

Article: Hollywood After September 11, 2001

The shadow of September 11, 2001 over Hollywood still lingers.   Read more >

Article: September 11 and Hollywood: How Movies Can Help Make Our Past Real — Or Unreal

“It was just like a movie.” A cliché, yes, but as is often the case, that phrase became a cliché for a reason. The frequency with which those words were repeated in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001 was a striking testament to the role movies have come to play in how we process and interpret reality.   Read more >

Post: Spotlight: United 93

I have nothing to add to my review of Paul Greengrass’s United 93, except to say that four years later there is still a gaping wound at Ground Zero where a memorial should be. For me, this film is the closest thing we have to an adequate tribute to those we lost on September 11, 2001.   Read more >

Review: World Trade Center (2006)

B- | **½ | +2| Teens & Up

Where Paul Greengrass’s brilliant United 93 crafted a documentary-like anatomy of events without presuming to get inside people’s heads or explain actions or motivations, World Trade Center is a more conventional Hollywood film, with dramatic dialogue, characters following clearly plotted arcs, and a swelling soundtrack to reinforce the mood.   Read more >

Review: United 93 (2006)

A | **** | +3| Teens & Up*

Whatever monument is eventually built at Ground Zero or anywhere else, United 93 is as fitting and worthy a memorial to the victims and heroes of September 11 as one could hope for.   Read more >

Article: WTC: Thoughts from the Week of September 11, 2001

It was only last week, though it seems like a lifetime ago, that I was standing on top of the Empire State Building, squinting to the south with my two older children toward the proud twin towers of the World Trade Center.   Read more >

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